Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook

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John Borwick
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Music - 718 pages
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Written by a team of experts, the Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook provides a detailed technical reference of all aspects of loudspeakers and headphones: from theory and construction of transducer drive units and enclosures, to such practical matters as construction, applications in rooms, public address, sound reinforcement, studio monitoring and musical instruments. Loudspeaker measurements and subjective evaluation are treated in equal detail and headphones are discussed comprehensively.

This third edition takes account of recent significant advances in technology, including:
the latest computer-aided design systems
digital audio processing
new research procedures
the full range of loudspeakers
new user applications.

An essential reference source for anyone involved in the audio industry
Contains information not easily available from any other source
Covers all aspects of digital signal processing
  

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Contents

1 Principles of sound radiation
1
2 Transducer drive mechanisms
44
3 Electrostatic loudspeakers
108
4 The distributed mode loudspeaker DML
196
5 Multipledriver loudspeaker systems
231
6 The amplifierloudspeaker interface
261
7 Loudspeaker enclosures
297
basic theory
325
10 Sound reinforcement and public address
411
11 Loudspeakers for studio monitoring and musical instruments
471
12 Loudspeaker measurements
529
13 Subjective evaluation
565
14 Headphones
585
15 International standards
693
16 Terminology
700
Index
711

problems and solutions
375

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Borwick graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc (Physics) degree and, after 4 years as Signal Officer in the RAF and 11 years at the BBC as studio manager and instructor, helped to set up and run for 10 years the Tonmeister degree course at the University of Surrey. He was Secretary of the Association of Professional Recording Services for many years and is now an Honorary Member. He is also a Fellow of the AES where he served terms as Chairman and Vice President.

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